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Ban on plastics: how effective? Journalists workshop on environment reporting Talikud island scubasurero

Ban on plastics: how effective?

Today, the local government unit of Davao has begun imposing the ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastics and polystyrene foams for use as food and beverage containers, as laid out in the Davao City Ecological Solid Waste Management Ordinance of 2009. The City Environmental and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) is now tasked to monitor […]

Journalists workshop on environment reporting

I was fortunate to have been invited to speak at a media workshop last Saturday, 10 March 2012, on environment reporting. Thanks to Mindanao Times editor-in-chief, Amy Cabusao, for the opportunity to engage Mindanao’s media practitioners in the advocacy to protect our marine environment! The workshop, organized by the Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center […]

Talikud island scubasurero

The Davao Reef Divers Club had its first club dive of the year yesterday, with 28 members taking part in the day-long activities. The main objective of the event — as is the tradition of the Club — was to give back to the marine environment, which needs our protection more than ever. This was […]

Palamantasan nutrition drive

21 Jul 2010

In an effort to bring attention to a serious social problem in the Philippines, Kraft Foods Phils. has undertaken a worthy corporate social responsibility project called Cheez Whiz Palamantasan ng Sarap, Sustansya at Saya. In coordination with the Department of Education, this nationwide campaign was launched in Davao City last 17 July 2010 to help […]

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Dabawenya actress in M’s latest issue

3 Jul 2010

[Media Release] From a host in local TV variety show to a lead starrer in a top-rating television series, Dabawenya actress Bangs Garcia is definitely making a significant leap in Philippine showbiz. In the latest edition of M (Life and Living in Mindanao) Magazine, Bangs bares her hits and misses, her triumphs and ordeals as […]

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Personalities, Society   1

Espresso, anyone?

8 Jun 2010

Ria Robillo Lu, the Dabawenya who dreamed up Talecraft, and her creative team are venturing into a free comics magazine called Espresso. Read more about this exciting new project here. This is from Komikasi Enterprise, the publisher of Espresso: What is Espresso? Espresso is a weekly comics magazine that features one-shot comic stories, as well […]

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Business & Industry   2

AIM preview in Davao

7 Jun 2010

The Asian Institute of Management, Asia’s first and leading business school, is holding a preview of its renowned MBA program this 9 June 2010. It will be held at the Marco Polo from 5:30pm and will give Dabawenyos a chance to see why AIM’s business degrees are held in such high regard all over Asia. […]

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Events   1

Philippine Eagle Week 2010

31 May 2010

The annual celebration of Philippine Eagle Week is just around the corner (not to mention Philippine Independence Day). As you may know, the Philippine Eagle Foundation is aggressively and positively pushing for the preservation of our national bird, which was once hailed by Charles Lindbergh as “the air’s noblest flier,” as well as its habitat. […]

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Dakak in Davao?

18 May 2010

In several conversations with friends in the past, I’ve remarked that Filipinos generally have a tendency to be poor in geography. Case in point: the only geography lesson I remember ever taking was in 2nd Grade. And now here’s photographic proof! My brother took these photos at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport II. These are […]

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Stuff   5

Davao LGU: big brother?

6 May 2010

What’s the fuss over e-cigarettes? The ordinance regulating smoking in Davao City is on its 8th year already, and Dabawenyo smokers have long since become used to the rigors of the anti-smoking edict. On the whole, I am not unhappy with the situation, even though I am a smoker. I was brought up to observe […]

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Government   12

ICT Davao advocates proper e-waste disposal

22 Apr 2010

[Media Release] Sales of electronic products worldwide are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. And, unless action is stepped up to properly collect and recycle materials, many developing countries, like the Philippines, face the spectre of hazardous e-waste mountains – which include old and dilapidated desk & laptop computers, printers, mobile phones, […]

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Society   3

List your business!

13 Apr 2010

The AngDabawenyo.com site has been online for 3 years now, and to freshen it up a bit, I’ve decided to publish a directory of Davao businesses. The purpose of this is to help promote the city’s various hotels, restaurants, shops, spas and other types of businesses that involve the delivery of services. The planned directory […]

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Business & Industry   6

9 states in 1 month

28 Mar 2010

From 20 January to 20 February 2010, I traveled coast to coast across the continental United States. I was able to see 8 states: Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and California; plus, the District of Columbia. The main purpose of my being in the States was to participate in a special […]

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Lifestyle, Out-of-Town   11

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